10 May 2012

Review by Marian Baay of Broken Wings by Carla Stewart



Broken Wings
by Carla Stewart
(FaithWords, 2011)

5 stars *****


Reviewed by Marian Baay


When Mitzi was a child her mother took the childeren and ran away from an abusive husband. Now Mitzi is in her 80s and over 60 years married to Gabe. Gabe is an Alzheimer patient and Mitzi visits him daily at his care centre. When she's not there she works as a volunteer in a hospital. There she meets Brooke, a young woman who was beaten by her fiancée. Mitzi wants to help Brooke to regain control of her life again and asks if Brooke will stay with her for a while.


Brooke breaks her engagement and moves in with Mitzi. But her ex-fiancée is not giving up on Brooke so easily. Soon a young man named Drew also comes to stay with Mitzi a couple of days for Christmas. Mitzi shares stories about her life with Brooke and Drew. The stories show a strong will to survive and encourage Brooke to make a new start.


I really loved this book! I loved the tales of Mitzi's younger life as much as the story in the present time. They were very nicely woven together.


This story shows us what anger can do. But also that there's hope for a new life with new love and faith.




GIVEAWAY:  Leave a comment and your email to be entered in this week’s contest.  Drawing will be late Saturday.  Your choice of this author’s books, choice of format.



27 comments:

  1. Another great review, MARIAN! I have seen this cover all over FB land, and I think it is oh so cool looking! Thanks for telling us about this new to me author and her books, Marian!

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  2. Thanks Lady Diana! I like the cover too and the book was on my favorites list of 2011!

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  3. Sounds like a great book dealing with a tough topic. Thanks for the review and the giveaway!

    ladettek[at]gmail[dot]com

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  4. It IS a great book PWNMOM. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. ACK a 5 star review! I loved Stardust, I really want to win this one! Great review!

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  6. Hi Marie, I LOVED Broken Wings.
    It's a different story than Stardust and Chasing Lilacs.
    Please leave your email when you want to be entered in the giveaway.

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  7. Hi Diana - I'm always looking for new readers, so I'm glad that Marian has teased you w/ this review.

    Marian - You're the best! Thank you for the 5 stars and for making it one of your top picks in 2011. You're right - the stories are all different, linked by being stories of hope w/ a nostalgic flair.

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  8. PWNMOM - Thanks for stopping by. Broken Wings does have some tough issues, but I hope that readers find hope and courage in the story, too. And it's one of my favorites because it's about friendship that crosses generational boundaries.

    Marie - so glad you like Stardust! And I do hope you'll give Broken Wings a try.

    Good luck, all, in the drawing!

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  9. This sounds like the book would make a great Hallmark movie, CARLA and MARIAN! Thanks for the great review, MARIAN!

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  10. I haven't read any of Carla's books but Broken Wings sounds like a book I'd enjoy reading.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  11. Hi Carrie! Mitzi is a wonderful, warm character. She should have her own movie - LOL!

    Thanks, Pam! I hope you get a chance to read Broken Wings. I'd like that.

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  12. After living through an abusive marriage, I know how difficult it is to get out of. I would very much like to read your book and have placed it on my TBR list.
    ldwrncpn@comcast.net

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  13. LORI, I pray God is healing your heart. Thank you for coming by. Lord, touch Lori and bring blessings into her life so supernatural they can only be from You. In Your precious name, Amen.

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  14. Good to see things continue on OTT while I'm sleeping... ;)

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  15. Lori, I'm so sorry you had to go through that and that you were able to get out. My hope is that Broken Wings will give others like yourself the courage to escape. I'd love to hear your thoughts when you get a chance to read it.

    Carrie - you bless me with your heart.

    Marian - you should be glad you don't know ALL that we're doing while you are sleeping - LOL!

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  16. My agent said something like that today, too, CARLA, so thanks! I wear heart earrings a lot and love hearts. My word for last year was LOVE. This year it is FINISH, lol! But love and heart are still there with the finish, too!

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  17. This book sounds like a great book...Thanks for sharing...

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  18. Carrie - I love FINISH for a word for the year. This year I have FOCUS. Can't say I've nailed it, but I'm trying to stay more in the groove and not multi-task so much.

    Jackie - thanks for coming by. I'd love for you to read Broken Wings. Blessings.

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  19. I haven't found a word for this year yet.
    I hope you two will succeed with finishing and focusing C and C!

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  20. JACKIE, this book IS great! Good luck in the giveaway!

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  21. I loved the review of this book, and I would love to win a copy. Thank you for offering it!
    Nancee
    quiltcat26@sbcglobal.net

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  22. Thanks NANCEE! Maybe you'll win...

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  23. Just sneaking in my email .
    Marieburton2004 at yahoo dot con

    Thanks!

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  24. This book sounds so heartwarming, I would love to be included in your generous giveaway.
    Thank you for sharing your gift of talent.
    Bobbe
    oceanpearl@q.com

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  25. This book sounds like a very tender and special story of relationships. I'd love to win your giveaway. Thank you so much for offering it!
    Nancee
    quiltcat26@sbcglobal.net

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  26. BOBBE and NANCEE, thanks for reading my review. I have to disappoint you though, because we already have a winner in the Carla Stewart week's contest.

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